Jenny has worked in a number of private and public sector roles including Research Assistant on a major Government funded project at Bradford University, Market Analyst in an agricultural engineering company, and partnership analyst for the Powys Community Safety Partnership.
A graduate in Geography and with a Masters in marketing and product management, Jenny has a unique combination of theoretical background and practical experience; including teaching research methods at degree level, and facilitating data analysis workshops. This experience has resulted in a good understanding of the difference between, and the application of, qualitative and quantitative research; and the value of longitudinal and cohort studies to provide a better understanding of behaviour.
With extensive experience of sourcing, collating and summarizing robust data analysis to facilitate strategic and tactical decision making, Jenny is proficient at presenting information in an accessible way to audiences of different sizes and levels, up to senior management.
Generating impact and engaging the public in research is a central part of Jenny’s current role as Knowledge Exchange Facilitator in the Institute of Applied Health at University of Birmingham. Examples include presenting a lecture about green space and wellbeing (particularly referencing Jenny’s planned research as part of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research) at the Association of Science Educators Conference in January 2016. An enthusiastic and confident facilitator Jenny is experienced at representing and influencing at all levels.